Facts About Pasadena
Pasadena is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area.
The rose was adopted as Pasadena’s official flower on September 22, 1961.
The city has a total area of 44.5 square miles, of which 44.2 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles is water.
The area was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston, who named the area after Pasadena, California, because of the perceived lush vegetation.
The city of Pasadena, community police outreach has devoted “friendship gardens” to the city of Hadano, Japan.
The Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department is the largest of all volunteer municipal fire departments in the United States.
The estimated population of Pasadena is 153,350, as of 2019.
Prior to European settlement, the area around Galveston Bay was settled by the Karankawa and Atakapan tribes, particularly the Akokisa, who lived throughout the Gulf Coast region.
An asteroid was given the name Pasadena in 1980, in part because it is a middle-sized “suburban” asteroid eight miles in diameter.
The Tournament of Roses annual parade of flower-covered floats has been held in Pasadena since January 1, 1890.